Author, New York Times Bestseller

Brown Is the New White

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“Steve Phillips is not only an author writing about the potential of a ‘New American Majority.’ He is one of its gifted architects, an innovator with deep roots in electoral politics and a passion for connecting people of every race and background in common purpose.”
— Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor, Harvard University



Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority

New York Times Bestseller

A searing indictment of the Democratic Party and a compelling call to action for the entire progressive movement, Brown Is the New White takes an unvarnished look at the history of whites and people of color in America and reveals how the past has created current conditions that have revolutionary implications for U.S. politics in 2016 and beyond.


We have the numbers to reshape American politics, to elect presidents and senators. Not in 2044. Today.


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“A must-read for anyone seeking to make change happen, from small towns, to the halls of Congress, to the White House.”
— John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and former counselor to President Barack Obama
“Steve Phillips has a deep understanding of how the Civil Rights Movement changed America. His book sparks an important conversation about what increasing racial and cultural diversity will mean for American politics and policy.”
— Senator Cory Booker
“This jam-packed call to action will be in demand, both because Phillips is a popular pundit and because the time is ripe for an upheaval in politics-as-usual.”
— Booklist
“A wake-up call showing that conservatives are actively courting Latino voters knowing they must expand their tent. Progressives had better heed this call and invest in a broader, more ambitious strategy to solidify the support of the Obama coalition.”
— Maria Echaveste, former White House deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton; policy and program development director, Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group